The Mary Kay Ash Foundation announced today that it has awarded $1 million in domestic violence shelter grants across the U.S. The grants were awarded to 50 domestic violence shelters, which each received $20,000 grants.
The Texas grant recipient was Mosaic Family Services, located at 12225 Greenville Avenue in Dallas.
The foundation said it is committed to funding “the vital work of women’s shelters,” supporting women and children as they “seek refuge and relief on their journey to a life free of abuse.” Its annual shelter grant program helps to finance critical needs including emergency shelter, transitional housing, counseling, and legal aid.
“Even in 2022, we’re still seeing the escalating effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on domestic violence around the country—and the world,” said Ryan Rogers, VP of the Mary Kay Ash Foundation board of directors and grandson of company founder Mary Kay Ash. “At The Mary Kay Ash Foundation, we believe in helping women improve their circumstances and live their best lives. We’re honored that our contributions to shelters in each state will directly impact nearly 150,000 women.”
The foundation was established in 1996 with the overarching purpose of eliminating cancers affecting women. In 2000, the Foundation furthered its mission to include the prevention and elimination of domestic violence. To date, the foundation says it has awarded more than $92 million to women’s shelters and domestic violence service providers, as well as cancer research programs and related causes throughout the country.
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